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Who Should I Draft?

Cavan Biggio or Jose Altuve (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 62
Best Rank# 25# 32
Worst Rank# 85# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 86# 60
Best Rank# 55# 54
Worst Rank# 99# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs9389
Home Runs2221
RBI7471
Stolen Bases1114
Batting Average.283.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 60
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 102
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 92
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 59
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 49# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 57
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 47# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 55# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 55# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 57# 61
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 34# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 52# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 49# 117
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 63# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 63# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 66# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 67# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 85# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats192220
   
Runs3241
   
Hits4255
   
Singles2831
   
Doubles916
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs58
   
RBI1828
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1741
   
Strikeouts3961
   
Batting Average.219.250
   
On Base Pct.286.375
   
Slugging Pct.344.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.630.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564523
   
Runs9389
   
Hits158125
   
Singles10473
   
Doubles3028
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2221
   
RBI7471
   
Stolen Bases1114
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5391
   
Strikeouts100162
   
Batting Average.283.243
   
On Base Pct.345.357
   
Slugging Pct.463.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
News 
 Astros second baseman Jose Altuve contributed to the stat sheet on Friday night by going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI sacrifice fly.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
Cavan Biggio is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup Saturday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a solo homer on Thursday as Houston defeated the Athletics, 6-2. This was Altuve's only hit as he finished 1-for-4.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 9th
Craig Biggio went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo homer in a loss to the Angels in extra-innings on Thursday by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
 Astros second baseman Jose Altuve put on a show Friday night, going 3-for-3 (all singles) with two walks. He also scored four times, providing the difference for Houston en route to a 9-5 win over the Athletics.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 3rd
Cavan Biggio went 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks, a home run, three runs scored and drove in one runner on Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a 6-2 win.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 5th
 According to manager Dusty Baker, 2B Jose Altuve is the favorite to be the leadoff man for the Astros this season.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Mar 25th
Cavan Biggio (finger) is playing third base and batting second in Thursday's game against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 1st
  Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggo returned to action on Thursday, but he is not 100 percent yet. He said the pinkie injury he suffered on Monday came when the finger "bent in the way it shouldn’t bend." He added that he suffered a blood blister that had to be drained and is still sore, though the ailment is "nothing that I haven’t dealt with before."
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Mar 26th
Notes 
 Altuve had a rough 2020 season (like most Astros offensive players), but it was particularly drastic for him. After batting .298 (which was low for him) with 31 home runs in 2019, he batted just .219 with five home runs last year, and he struck out more than he ever had before. But, like his counterpart in the middle infield, Carlos Correa, Altuve had a strong postseason, slashing .375/.500/.720 with five home runs. It's reasonable to write off Altuve's regular season as a slump that he would have broken out of in light of his postseason, though with just eight steals combined over his previous two seasons, stolen bases may not be a big part of his game going forward (though his sprint speed is still excellent). Expect a bounce-back campaign in most categories, and take the undervalued Altuve as a solid starting second baseman.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The former American League MVP is going right inside the top-100 players according to the latest FantasyPros consensus ADP. It feels as if we're knocking him down too far based off a "down" 2020, especially when you factor in how many free passes the industry appears to be giving for the weirdness of last season. While Altuve's regular season numbers leave a lot to be desired, his season-long wRC+ increases from 77 to 112 when you include his postseason numbers. His batting average increases from .219 to .250. With how small of a sample the regular season was, I think it's more than fair to include playoff numbers for players who went deep into the tournament.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Too many holes in Biggio's batting profile for me to draft him at his inflated ADP. It also looks like he will open the season batting 7th which is not ideal as I do not see him hitting his way into a top 3 spot in the order.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Biggio has posted elite walk rates in his first two seasons in the majors and he's 20-for-20 in stolen base attempts to begin his career. This makes him a useful player in several formats, raising his floor. However, his batted ball data is admittedly worrisome, and his profile looks like the type that could be affected by a deadened ball this season. Further complicating the situation is the Blue Jays' offseason addition of Marcus Semien, leaving Biggio without a true defensive home on the roster. There's enough downside here for me to be fading him at his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros